Dzidzantún

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Dzidzantún
Town
Municipal Palace of Dzidzantún
Municipal Palace of Dzidzantún
Location of the Town in the State of Yucatán
Location of the Town in the State of Yucatán
Dzidzantún is located in Mexico
Dzidzantún
Dzidzantún
Location of the Town in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°14′50″N 89°2′30″W / 21.24722°N 89.04167°W / 21.24722; -89.04167Coordinates: 21°14′50″N 89°2′30″W / 21.24722°N 89.04167°W / 21.24722; -89.04167
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Mayor Ismael Aguilar Puc (PRI)
Area
 • Total 198 km2 (76 sq mi)
  [1]
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2005[2][3])
 • Total 8,119
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Demonym Dzidzantunence
  town[4]
Time zone Central Standard Time
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC)
Area code(s) 991
INEGI Code 027
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website

Dzidzantún is a town in Mexico in the northeastern Yucatan, which serves as the headquarters of the municipio or administrative unit of the Dzidzantún Municipality.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dzidzantún
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.4
(90.3)
33.7
(92.7)
34.7
(94.5)
35.3
(95.5)
36.2
(97.2)
35.8
(96.4)
35.8
(96.4)
35.9
(96.6)
35.6
(96.1)
34.8
(94.6)
33.2
(91.8)
32.7
(90.9)
34.7
(94.5)
Average low °C (°F) 18.5
(65.3)
19.5
(67.1)
20.2
(68.4)
20.6
(69.1)
21.5
(70.7)
21.8
(71.2)
21.9
(71.4)
22.1
(71.8)
21.9
(71.4)
21.3
(70.3)
19.9
(67.8)
18.8
(65.8)
20.7
(69.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 30
(1.2)
30
(1.2)
30
(1)
18
(0.7)
53
(2.1)
109
(4.3)
100
(4)
109
(4.3)
132
(5.2)
107
(4.2)
41
(1.6)
43
(1.7)
803
(31.6)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

History[edit]

Before the Spanish conquest, the site where town of Dzidzantún now stands was located in the lands under the chieftainship of Ah Kin Chel. After the area was conquered by the Spaniards, an encomienda was established in 1549 granting Hernán Muñoz Vaquiano use over the lands in the area in exchange for his taking care of the indigenous people who lived here. Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821 and in 1825, the town was assigned to the Temax Municipality. In 1918, Dzidzantún Municipality was created with the town of Dzidzantún as the headquarters of the administration.[1]

Location[edit]

This town is located in the coastal region known as the northern Gulf of Mexico. It falls within the parallel 21° 12' and 21° 23' latitude north and between 88° 57' and 89° 04' west longitude and has an average height of 4 meters.[6]

It is bounded on the north by the Gulf of Mexico, south to the cities of Temax and Cansahcab, east to the town of Dzilam Gonzalez and to the west of the town of Yobaín.

Festivals, Dances and Traditions[edit]

Popular Festivals

January, festivities in honor of Santa Clara.

June 10 to June 13, will celebrate the festival in honor of San Antonio de Padua, patron of the people.

August 8 to 14 August, festivities in honor of Santa Clara, patron of the people (August 11).


Run the traditional Fiesta, Tradiciones and Customs

For All Saints and faithful departed it is customary to place an altar in the place of the main house, which gives the dead the food that they liked: the traditional Mucbil Pollo, accompanied by corn atole again, and chocolate beaten with water. Regional festivals in the dance jaranas people making skills among participants.

Dress

It is the custom for women to use simple Huipil, highlighting the embroidered square neck and cutting edge clothing, this is placed over the shaft, which is subject to a ripple bottom half at the waist with a girdle of the same fabric; fit sandals and sun protection are covered with a shawl. Farmers, especially the elderly, are dressed in baggy trousers, blanket, raw abotonada front shirt, apron Cotia and straw hat.

For major events and Vaquerías women wear a Terno dress, made of fine fabrics, lace and embroidery generally made by hand in cross stitch. This is supplemented with long gold chains, earrings, coral beads or watermark rebozo and Santa Maria.

The men wear white trousers made of cut straight Philippine fine cloth (the rich have been in the garment buttoning gold), hats and sandals Jipijapa, without missing the traditional red scarf bandana popularly known as essential to the Jarana dance.

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipios de Yucatán »Dzidzantún" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  3. ^ Census Results by Locality, 2005 Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. INEGI.
  4. ^ "http://mexico.pueblosamerica.com/i/dzidzantun/". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005.  External link in |title= (help);
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Dzidzantún, Yucatán". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "Latitude/longitude finder". Retrieved 4 July 2015.